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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) drives past New York Knicks' Noah Vonleh (32) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. Love relaxed on the beach under the warm Caribbean sun during the All-Star break. He’s hoping it keeps shining on him and the Cavaliers in the second half of a depressing, gloomy season.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
February 20, 2019 - 3:36 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Love relaxed on the beach under the warm Caribbean sun during the All-Star break. He hopes it finally shines on him and the Cavaliers in the second half of a depressing, gloomy season. Offering optimism about his future and Cleveland's, Love returned to the practice...
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Green Bay Packers' Mason Crosby, left, presents a Packers jersey to Steve Stricker, after Stricker was introduced as the captain of the 2020 Ryder Cup team in Milwaukee, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Michael Sears//Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 3:32 pm
Steve Stricker paid his dues to become a Ryder Cup captain, and it had nothing to do with winning a major. He didn't make his first team until he was 41 in the 2008 matches at Valhalla, a rare U.S. victory, and played in two more. He spent the next six years in the back room as an assistant captain...
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File-This Sept. 10, 2018, file photo shows Tyler "Ninja" Blevins before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and New York Jets in Detroit. For the first time since its meteoric rise, “Fortnite” is no longer a no-doubt victory royale atop the video game industry. “Apex Legends”, a battle royale from Electronic Arts, has stormed the market and smashed “Fortnite” records for downloads and viewership since its release three weeks ago. Blevins and other streaming stars have powered that surge, as has the emergence of an 18-year-old “Apex” superstar. Esports teams are already scrambling to sign talented players and invest long-term in the breakout title. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez, File)
February 20, 2019 - 3:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since its meteoric rise, "Fortnite" is no longer a no-doubt victory royale atop the video game industry. "Apex Legends" — a battle royale from Electronic Arts — has charged into the market and smashed "Fortnite" records for downloads and viewership since its...
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February 20, 2019 - 2:58 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le'Veon Bell is free to go. Antonio Brown, maybe not so much. The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to place a transition tag on Bell, allowing the star running back to reach the open market when free agency begins next month. And while the team will explore moving Brown, general...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo talks to reporters in East Rutherford, N.J. The Kansas City Chiefs have turned to Spagnuolo to shore up their soft defense, and the former Rams and Giants head coach knows that it will be a process. But he also said Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, that there are pieces in place for a rapid turnaround. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 20, 2019 - 2:30 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Steve Spagnuolo spent much of his year out of coaching making the 45-minute drive from his home in Philadelphia to the headquarters of NFL Films in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Spagnuolo had finished a tour as the interim coach of the New York Giants and missed out on the full-...
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Joel Embiid, de los 76ers de Filadelfia, reacciona durante la segunda mitad del partido ante los Knicks de Nueva York, el miércoles 13 de febrero de 2019 (AP Foto/Frank Franklin II)
February 20, 2019 - 2:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid will miss at least a week with a sore left knee. Embiid underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed no structural damage, and he will undergo physical therapy until he is evaluated again next week. The 24-year-old Embiid is...
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Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler, left and Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 20, 2019 - 2:07 pm
The Washington Capitals placed playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers Wednesday ahead of next week's NHL trade deadline. Coach Todd Reirden told reporters in Toronto the plan was to waive winger Dmitrij Jaskin, who did not practice, but the team changed course. If one of the other 30 teams...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, and guard Patrick Beverley defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in Los Angeles. Golden State is still the favorite for a fourth title in five years.c "Every year is a new challenge, different circumstances," Golden State guard Stephen Curry said. "We are motivated. We understand what's at stake." (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
February 20, 2019 - 1:54 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Golden State is still the favorite for a fourth title in five years. Milwaukee, Toronto, Indiana, Boston, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City and Denver can all go ahead and cancel those mid-April vacation plans if they were foolish enough to have made them in the first place. For LeBron James...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, welcomes FIFA President Gianni Infantino for the talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 12:06 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he wants FIFA to help ensure last year's World Cup has an effective legacy. "Ahead of us we now have a different task, to use everything that was done for the World Cup, to use it effectively, and on this issue we are also counting on...
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February 20, 2019 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading advocates for retired NFL players have teamed up in pushing for increased pension benefits for pre-1993 retirees. The Pro Football Retired Players Association, a nonprofit chaired by Hall of Famer Jim Brown, donated $100,000 to Fairness for Athletes in Retirement, a...
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